Badge, Pilot, Italian Air Service


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

The Italian Air Service badge was presented to American pilots trained in Foggia Italy during World War I. This badge was worn by the donor George Harold Cronin III of the United States Army Air Service.

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Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by the Family of George Harold Cronin


Overall: Gold Wire on Felt


3-D: 10 × 5 × 0.4cm (3 15/16 × 1 15/16 × 3/16 in.)

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Physical Description

Italian Air Service pilot's badge; gold wire eagle depicted on a black felt backing.



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